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New study reports hotel guests at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning

..., 711 guests, 41 employees or owners and 20 rescue personnel were accidentally poisoned. Of those poisoned, 27 died, 66 developed pathological conditions, and 6 had conditions resulting in a jury verdict. Jury verdicts have averaged $4.8 million per incident (range=$1 million-17.5 million). Poisoning occurred ...

Smallpox outbreak: How long would it take for vaccines to protect people? Would it work?

...ernment employees, some emergency workers military personnel and researchers). ...

Mass vaccination unnecessary in the event of a large bioterrorist US smallpox attack

...ini said. "Precautionary vaccination of hospital personnel and post-release vaccination of the target population would further contain the spread of smallpox, but at a cost of many more people being vaccinated," said co-author and Hutchinson Center biostatistician M. Elizabeth (Betz) Halloran, M.D., D.Sc. "T...

MIT designs portable 'lab on a chip'

... also be useful for first responders. If emergency personnel knew immediately whether a person had suffered a heart attack or a stroke, they could start the appropriate treatment right away. Labs on a chip can also be used in traditional chemistry or biology labs to speed up processes such as DNA testing or ...

Experimental vaccine protects mice against deadly 1918 flu virus

...cing capabilities while minimizing exposure of lab personnel to the 1918 flu virus, Dr. Nabel and his VRC colleagues also created artificial viruses, or pseudoviruses, featuring the HA of the 1918 flu virus but stripped of the ability to cause infection. The pseudoviruses were then incubated with antibody-cont...

Researchers examine why food tastes bad to chemotherapy recipients

...ted water. Now she is hoping to work with medical personnel as she, Duncan, and Lee compare the sensory thresholds, recommended nutritional levels, and adverse health effect levels of iron and copper in water, and their relationship to health-based problems such as persistent metallic tastes of patients recei...

Researcher studies, treats military with 'silent disease'

...99 Defense Department report to Congress, military personnel today are at a lower risk of hepatitis C infection because of the screening that's done before they enter the military and while they're serving. Routine, random drug screening is also believed to keep rates lower than the civilian population. One o...

Deep-water discovery

...part of the same geological system. After a quick personnel and equipment turnaround, Harbor Branch researchers will return to the Miami area on a separate expedition from May 31 to June 9 to conduct the first in-depth survey of deep reef areas in the region to better assess the ecological importance of the r...

Drug discovery team to explore newly discovered deep-sea reefs

...part of the same geological system. After a quick personnel and equipment turnaround, Harbor Branch researchers will return to the Miami area on a separate expedition from May 31 to June 9 to conduct the first in depth survey of deep reef areas in the region to better assess the ecological importance of the r...

Technique speeds up detecting, treating wound bacteria

...nter can drastically cut the time it takes for lab personnel to figure out just what bacteria they're dealing with. "The big advantage of real-time PCR is that we get quantitative information and accurate identification on the organisms in five hours or so, whereas the current procedure--culturing and identi...

Indonesia - disaster relief aid in action

...er decisions concerning material or additional aid personnel will depend on information to follow via the scouts. The RDRTF has already received a generous offer from Australian colleagues via Dr. David Harris, Westmead, volunteering to provide on-call support. ISN's Team will remain on the ground until furth...

World Trade Center identifications pushed forensic DNA technology

...d a heart attack during the identification period, personnel came and went, and companies and agencies assisted on projects and then dropped out of the program. In the end, hundreds of people cooperated in the identifications. Not all individuals who died on Sept. 11 were identified, but the best possible ef...

Study: Paramedics save more lives when they don't follow the rules

...arrest increased three-fold when emergency medical personnel used a new form of CPR developed at The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center. The new approach, called Cardiocerebral Resuscitation, is dramatically different from guideline-directed CPR procedures. Because of its importance, the editors of th...

Potential vaccine developed for deadly leishmaniasis disease

...cts the skin, was reported among American military personnel during Operation Desert Storm and other conflicts in the region. Peter H. Seeberger, Ph.D., of the Laboratory for Organic Chemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich headed the research group. It also included researchers ...

Defective immune system response to smallpox vaccine detailed in new study

...Department of Defense vaccinated more than 450,000 personnel against smallpox. During this period, the majority of those who deferred vaccination cited atopic dermatitis or other skin conditions as the main reason. ...

Bringing the zoos to the zebras

...ard to continuing our close collaboration with zoo personnel in the effort to improve awareness and management of life on Earth." As part of WildCare Institute's involvement in Samburu, zoo educators are also helping develop a teacher-training program to introduce ecological and conservation thinking into loc...

Serious adverse reactions to smallpox vaccine appear to be limited

...nse by public health, medical, and law enforcement personnel to control the outbreak and protect the public. In January 2003, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) implemented a voluntary civilian smallpox vaccination program, in which vaccine was administered to federal, state, and local vo...

Wild birds help to create human flu vaccine

...ulture Organization (F.A.O.) of the U.N., included personnel from WCS, the Mongolian National Academy of Sciences, the Mongolian Institute of Veterinary Medicine, the State Central Veterinary Laboratory, Ministry of Food and Agriculture Veterinary Department, and the Mongolian Ministry of Health Center for Com...

Sahara's edge studied from ground, air and space to improve water management

...x (ENIS) also participated in ground work, joining personnel from DLR, the University of Munich, and the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) in the Netherlands. "AquiferEx is a good example of the fruitful interplay between satellite remote sensing, air-borne campa...

PLoS Medicine publishes first trial of effect of male circumcision on HIV infection

... carries risks, especially if performed by medical personnel or traditional healers without proper training. Moreover, immediately after circumcision, men may be at a higher risk of acquiring infections (which is why the participants were asked to not to have sex for six weeks after the operation). A further c...

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